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Umlani Bushcamp

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Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park 1380, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Umlani is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Timbavati. The camp is extremely comfortable and the staff are all well trained and make the whole experience so personal and enjoyable. The food is plentiful and very well prepared. The place is clean and tidy. There is no electricity, so take along a good headlamp, Maglite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A superb visit to Umlani Bushcamp. We were lucky to be there when there were a lot of elephants in the area and to see three separate groups of lions and three leopards. We loved the hide where you could watch the animals come to the water particularly as the elephants were just below us. A highlight for our boys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

No true native of Royal Tunbridge Wells can ever be anything other then disguisted - something that our Kentish town has earned a fearsome reputation for! Unfortunately for me, I may find myself being driven out of town for my lack of loyalty! There is nothing that I can think of to be disguisted about following the visit that my... More 

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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic. A real Africa experience, hitting the balance between offering some comforts whilst maintaining the wild experience. A magical experience, Greg and Rouxie were great hosts, and Adam was a knowledgeable guide. We stayed 3 nights in Kruger at different places, and this felt closest to a real African experience.

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you very much for encouraging people to Go to Umlani and your description of it being a fantastic magical experience also thank you mentioning Greg,Rouxle' and Adam. Best regards Marco More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 5 nights at Umlani and I cannot recommend highly enough - it was worth every penny (as many others have said) and it's a combination of the people (staff and fellow visitors) and the location that make it so good. We (2 adults, 2 kids, age 12 and 9) stayed in a family cabin which was really lovely -... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Wow..... thank you for your super review of Umlani we really appreciate you going into detail and for mentioning Amos ,Andrew,Joana,Rouxle' and Greg . Also thank you for highly recommending us and encouraging guest to think about extending a stay with us . Best regards Marco More 

Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights as part of our honeymoon and it was wonderful. Greg & Rouxle were lovely hosts, they made us feel welcome and we enjoyed their stories at dinner. Our hut was comfortable and clean and we loved the outside shower. We had the 'A team' of Amos & Andrew as our ranger and tracker. They... More 

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Schiess, Owner at Umlani Bushcamp, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of Umlani we pleased to hear you had a wonderful honeymoon ,Greg Rouxle' and the A team Amos and Andrew are pleased to be mentioned. We appreciate the recommendation. Glad you enjoyed the honey badger stories :) All our best Marco P.S Hope to see you again for a future anniversary More 

Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Our second trip to Umlani and it will certainly not be our last! Wonderful hosts Joana, Greg and Rouxle make you feel right at home, our daughter loved Greg's fireside bush stories, never to be forgotten! Sinhle, our ranger and Maurice our tracker were so knowledgeable and made every game drive an experience to remember. Our cosy hut with hot... More 

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Hey thanks so much for the review and your mention of Joana ,Greg Rouxle' ,Sinhle ,Maurice. We really appreciate you highly recommending Umlani and look forward to your next visit :) all our best Marco More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Fantastic location, excellent staff and incredible game drives with Adam. The lack of electricity adds a real unique charm to this camp. Don't rent a Toyota corolla though if you are driving yourself to the camp, extra ground clearance is definitely a must!

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Thank you for your great review on Tripadvisor and mention of Adam and excellent staff. Your tip regarding Car hire will be useful to other travelers. best regards Marco More 

Vancouver, British Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just returned to Vancouver after a wonderful vacation to South Africa. All our accommodations we great , but Umlani bush camp provided us with a very unique experience in their eco friendly lodge . The Guides were excellent Big Amos and Andrew could even find a needle in a haystack .

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Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor we appreciate you taking the time and your mention of Amos and Andrew . All our best Marco More 

Burntwood
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place shouldn't be reviewed just a a place to stay but the whole experience....I absolutely loved every single minute of being at this place. Having never been on a Safari before I had an expectation in my head as to what I thought it would be and this place was more than I could ever have hoped for. From... More 

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What more could we hope for but a review such as yours.......thank you very much for your fantastic review of Umlani and for all the mentions Andrew,Joana ,Sinhle,Greg,Rouxle',delicious food,friendliest genuine people,gorgeous Eco-Hut. We 100% appreciate and hope you come back. Also a big thank you for the recommendation without hesitation. Our best regards Marco More 

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